OXFORD, Ohio -- Shayne Whittington scored 13 points and Western Michigan won its fifth consecutive game, defeating Miami (Ohio) 72-68 Wednesday night.
The Broncos (13-7, 5-2 Mid-American Conference) overcame 23 turnovers by shooting 60 percent (12 of 20) in the second half to the RedHawks' 28.6 percent (8 of 28).
Miami (7-12, 2-5), which lost its fourth straight, led 35-32 at halftime, but the Broncos started the second half with a 14-5 run. They led 54-45 after David Brown's steal and three-point play with 9:20 left.
The RedHawks rallied to lead 63-62 with 4:07 remaining, but Darius Paul's layup and another steal and three-point play by Brown put Western Michigan ahead to stay.
Reggie Johnson missed a jumper that could have given Miami a tie with 0:13 left.
Will Felder's 17 points and 13 rebounds led Miami.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite